Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Integrating with iPhoto , part of Aperture 2 New Features.
If you've been using iPhoto and you have a lot of great shots in there, chances are you may want to bring some of those shots…into Aperture, and there's a really easy way to do that.…Now I'm not talking so much about migrating your entire ginormous iPhoto library into Aperture.…I'm talking more grabbing a shot here, grabbing a shot there.…You're working on a project in Aperture and you go, "Oh, I've got this one really wonderful shot in iPhoto that would be perfect,"…and you want to just bring that in, and that's what this next little goodie is for.…
Now, Aperture has actually included something in 2.0 called Show iPhoto Browser, and when you click on that,…it actually shows you inside of your iPhoto library.…I'm going to create a new project here, and I'll show you how that works, so let's go up here to New Project, and I'm going to call it iPhoto.…Hit the return key.…I'm going to leave it highlighted.…Now I'm going to go up to file again, and let's take a look at our iPhoto browser.…Click on that and what I get is an actual look inside of my iPhoto library, and I have everything here.…
- Exploring the new interface
- Using the tabbed Inspector and HUD
- Enhancing performance with the Quick Preview mode
- Decoding new images with RAW 2.0 processing and Baseline DNG
- Editing images with Recovery, Vibrancy, the Color Dropper, and the Retouch brush
- Customizing keyboard shortcuts
- Publishing to .Mac Web Gallery and using enhanced layout options
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Are there a way to increase the font size in Aperture?
A: Not in Aperture itself, but you can use the zoom feature built into your operating system. (Aperture is a Mac-only program, by the way.) Go to the Apple menu and open System Preferences. Choose Universal Access. Turn on Zoom under the Seeing tab. Then, in any application, you can press Shift+Cmd+Plus to zoom in and Shift+Cmd+Minus to zoom out.
We advise you do not lower the screen resolution unless it's absolutely necessary, as that approach tends to make images softer than they really are. But if your sight is very poor, the tradeoff might be worth it.